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McDonald's seeks salvation in apps, mobile payments, wearables and other tech

The food's not changing, but, the burger chain dreams of a better restaurant experience through technology.

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Apple updates developer guidelines for medical research apps

The move comes after the company unveiled a developer framework to create apps for medical research

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Stanford's ResearchKit app gained more users in 24 hours than most medical studies find in a year

At least a few thousand people are interested enough in Apple's new ResearchKit framework to participate in a medical study.

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Apple's ResearchKit helps iPhone users participate in medical research

Apple will not see any of the health data collected by apps developed with ResearchKit

Vert is the wearable jump monitor for high-flying hoops players

It straps to your waist and provides instant feedback for any sport that rewards vertical leap.

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Intel, SwiftKey upgrade Stephen Hawking's communication technology

Intel pledges to help ALS victims communicate via a developer kit that it's creating in partnership with SwiftKey. The kit has already doubled Hawking's typing speed.

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Facebook reportedly working on a community-focused health app

Unlike Apple, Facebook doesn’t want to track your vitals. Yet.

on macworld.com

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Why privacy rules for HealthKit and HomeKit are a huge advantage for Apple

Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.

on macworld.com

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Nike gets into smartwatch software with Samsung Gear S app

The Nike+ Running app will let users track their routes and get “cheers” from Facebook friends while leaving their phones at home

on techhive.com

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MediSafe adds Android Wear support to remind you to take your pills

The first health app for Android Wear lets users shake their watch to report back that they took their medicines as instructed.

on techhive.com

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.

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Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with 'Google Fit'

Google's new "Fit" service would bring together your health data from various apps and devices, according to a Forbes report.

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Google may join health data-tracking party with Google Fit

Apple's doing it, Samsung's doing it, and now Google wants to store your day-to-day health data too.

on greenbot.com

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There's plenty of wearable competition at Computex, but not much innovation

Plenty of device makers at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week are hoping to stake a claim in the growing market for wearable devices. But the products on display looked like more of the same.